One thing we hope you'll like about Civil Beat is that our reporters will share their experience gathering the news with you. This week saw a number of examples, from testing the waters of the Ala Wai to reporting on how inaccessible a powerful board can be.
It was encouraging and humbling to hear members share their reaction to the site at our first public gathering at Civil Beat headquarters in Kaimuki. We learned how much people care about what we're doing — and how we can do it better.
Dedicated team at Honolulu Hale make the case for $5.5 billion rail project and why it will be the people's train. Change is difficult, they say, but if system isn't allowed to roll, it could be another 20 years before it's tried again. Imagine the traffic then.